P-20 Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Update Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI)

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  • P-20 Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Update

    Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI)

  • Primary Functions of CEPICollect, manage and report on educational data about Michigans public schoolsCurrent State School Aid Act suggests that The Center shall(a) Coordinate the collection of all data required by state and federal law from all entities receiving funds under this act. (b) Collect data in the most efficient manner possible in order to reduce the administrative burden on reporting entities.

  • Why expand focus to P-20?Public and private sources of funding are now beginning to require recipients to track longitudinal results. That is, accountability and impact on student outcomes.Private foundationsRe-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education ActAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)Most sources are now using the Data Quality Campaigns Ten Essential Elements of Longitudinal Data Systems as a measuring stick for gauging state progress

  • Driving Forces - PublicThe No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the primary driving force behind K-12 longitudinal data collection and reporting.US ED Longitudinal Data Systems Grant (2006) requires us to build the capacity to connect to P-12 to postsecondary upgraded student data system; future modifications could include higher education if neededUS ED Longitudinal Data System Grant #2 (2009) moves the state beyond capacity building to proto-typing data analysis and reporting using a functional SLDS (data marts, OLAP cubes, analysis tools)

  • Driving Forces - Public (Cont.)In Michigan, Lt. Governor Cherrys Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth is driving the extension on both ends from pre-K to higher education and workforce development.The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and the College Access Portal Project requires automation and integration of the transcript exchange process as a part of a focused effort to double the number of Michigan students who attend college and obtain a degree.

  • Driving Forces - Public (Cont.)American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)$1.3 billion from State Fiscal Stabilization Fund to support education (P-20)The Four Assurances, CEPIs focus on Improving Collection and Use of DataAmerica Competes Act primary focus on systems containing elements of data and system-wide exchange processes from the Data Quality Campaign All ARRA sub-grants require continued focus on data interoperability, P-20 connections, and SLDS

  • Driving Forces - PrivateData Quality Campaign (DQC) 10 Essential Elements of an SLDS include:electronic transcript exchange including course completion and gradesstudent-level college readiness scoresability to link K-12 and higher-education student dataState Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) 15 Essential Characteristics and Functionality of a State Postsecondary Data SystemState issued unique identifierEnrollment and completion data, student demographics, transfer data, persistence and graduation dataRemediation data, developmental education participation dataStudent-level course and transcript data

  • DQC Ten Essential Elements Where is Michigan? 1. A unique statewide student identifier that connects student data across key databases across years (CEPIs Unique Identification Code UIC) 2. Student-level enrollment, demographic and program participation information 3. The ability to match individual students test records from year to year to measure academic growth 4. Information on untested students and the reasons they were not tested 5. A teacher identifier system with the ability to match teachers to students

  • DQC Ten Essential Elements Where is Michigan? 6. Student-level transcript information, including information on courses completed and grades earned 7. Student-level college readiness test scores 8. Student-level graduation and dropout data 9. The ability to match student records between the P12 and higher education systems 10. A state data audit system assessing data quality, validity and reliability

  • America Competes ElementsSuccessful student transition to higher education; including enrollment in remedial coursework Other information necessary to address alignment and adequate preparation for success in higher education

  • What is an SLDS?Generally, a system made up of many variables that allow for data connectivity, analysis and reporting over time.Applications designed in ways that facilitate links for connecting dataInteroperable framework for data exchange (common definitions, structures, timing, etc.)Tools: hardware and softwareQuery capability for analyzing data, predicting impacts of variables, and providing decision support models

  • At the state level, what will it take to meet the challenge? Develop the foundations of the P-20 longitudinal data systemExtend the Unique Identification Code (UIC) to postsecondary institutionsImplement the Michigan e-transcript system Ready systems for potential data mandates related to ARRAguidance is still comingLead a P-20 Data Council that ensures FERPA compliance and protects education partners

  • At the K-12 level, what will it take to meet the challenge? Focus on data quality Build capacity internally for principals and teachers to analyze and use assessment data and other student information to inform policy and improve academic progressLeverage e-transcript services to free up counselors to focus on student academic needsAssist in connecting teacher and student data efficiently and accuratelyParticipate in a P-20 data council

  • At the postsecondary level, what will it take to meet the challenge? Use the UIC add it to postsecondary student information systems as it is made availableAssign staff members to work with state staff to obtain UICs for new students and to maintain existing UICs. Processes to be determined, seeking lowest impactParticipate in a P-20 data council, improve analysis *Future work with CEPI to use the MSDS to collect data on important outcomes in alignment with mandates, if issued*Future work with CEPI to analyze and/or obtain longitudinal analyses and reporting on students and other educational data

  • Thomas Howell, DirectorCenter for Educational Performance and Informationhowellt@michigan.gov517/241-2374www.michigan.gov/cepi

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